University of Minnesota

Michael Honore Criqui, MD, MPH

Born: 1944

Michael Criqui is a leader in the modern era of CVD epidemiology with recognized contributions in the epidemiology of peripheral artery and venous disease, alcohol and tobacco effects.

He received his MD from UC San Francisco in 1970 and an MPH from UC Berkeley in 1976. He has spent his entire career on the faculty of UC San Diego where he now heads Family and Preventive Medicine. He is a principal in the Women’s Health Initiative.

Criqui’s research is characterized by clinical and epidemiological strategies to elaborate mechanisms, causes, and prevention. He heads a consortium (PARTNERS) to study peripheral vascular diseases that has effectively enhanced awareness and techniques for screening and therapy of peripheral artery disease.

He is a master teacher and centrally involved with the education of young epidemiologists and preventive cardiologists, having a reputation for his confident, informed, and dynamic delivery. (HB)


Michael Criqui, in an interview recorded by Henry Blackburn, 27 July 2004, Lake Tahoe, CA, History of Cardiovascular Epidemiology Collection, University of Minnesota.

Marquis’s Who’s Who on the Web. ‘Michael Honore Criqui’. Available from:
[Accessed 24 January 2007].

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